Ernesto Simpson is a multiple Grammy nominated world class drummer and musician of international acclaim. His experience spans over thirty years of international performing, recording, touring, teaching and session music playing alongside some of the greatest names in the industry.
Starting out with Jazz royalty Dizzy Gilespie at the start of his musical career in Havana, Cuba to Michel Legrand, Carmen McRae, Paquitto D' Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Ray Baretto, Mark Murphy, Chucho Valldes, Michael Brekker, Herbie Hancock, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Rodrigues Brothers, Manuel Valera, Yosvany Terry, Larry Coryell, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Kyle Eastwood, Omar Sosa, Hugh Masakela to name but a few. Ernesto is a regular special guest of the NDR big band. His playing has also graced original motion picture scores to include 'Random Hearts' (1999) starring Harisson Ford, and 'For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story' (2007) where he composed, performed and played a cameo alongside Andy Garcia. Ernesto has lived in Havana, Bogota, Miami, New York, London and Athens. Sharing in his passion for all music wherever he goes and further enhancing his skills by always interacting with the local music scene. He now divides his time between Europe and the US with his wife & manager Kate.
Ernesto proudly endorses Remo, LP, Vic Firth, Yamaha, and Zildjian.
"Be inspired in life and the music you play will thank you for it. Remo heads are very versatile so I know I’ll always have the right sound across genres." -Ernesto Simpson